Re: [rtcweb] H.261 - taking a longer view of things

Ron <ron@debian.org> Sun, 24 November 2013 06:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] H.261 - taking a longer view of things
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On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 08:12:22PM -0800, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 23 November 2013 17:34, Ron <ron@debian.org>; wrote:
> > Forever.
> 
> Just like DVI4 [RFC3551].  Oh wait [RFC7007].

Are you suggesting that two interoperable implementations of H.264
will not be found, or just confusing the difference between recommended
and mandatory to implement?

If H.264 and/or VP8 and anything else that people fancy are simply given
SHOULD or MAY status "Just like DVI4", then we can indeed update the
recommendations in the spec at a later date easily just like this.

That's _exactly_ what I'm suggesting.

That we seriously consider the future burden that MANDATORY will impose.
Since changing that will break the interoperability guarantee.

Choosing something that actually is trivial to maintain over that sort
of timespan is a decision that people in the (not too distant) future
might actually look back on as having some forethought.

If you'd like to think about it a bit more, I'll keep waiting ;p

  Ron